Innovation Blog

Our innovation blog aims to disrupt the way people & businesses think about innovation and to put people at the centre of business and digital transformation efforts.

To educate the market on what it means to be innovative by enabling people to make sense of innovation, and to talk about it and to communicate this in ways that are coherent, consistent & convincing.

To both assuage people’s & business natural & normal concerns whilst simultaneously challenging their habitual thinking & acting about innovation focussed change efforts.

To co-create a world where innovation is a way of life where innovation means by taking a systemic, strategic & human-centered culture development approach that builds the interface between people and technology in VUCA times.

Resulting in enabling people to be, think, talk and act differently, where people open their minds, hearts & will by understanding that innovation means making changes that add value involving:

  • Knowing how to see, respond to opportunities & solve problems in creative ways that people value & cherish.
  • Engaging in the connect, explore, discovery, design & delivery phases of innovation.

Integrating emergence, design thinking and start-up methodologies to co-create bespoke blended leadership deep learning journeys, aligned to technology to facilitate:

  • Letting go of old prescribed notions about what will work and what won’t.
  • Smart risk-taking & experimenting, yet many or most organizations are not currently set up for that.
  • Being open to the development of new hybrid and innovation mindsets.
  • Understanding why innovation is important & contextualizing it to specific organizational contexts.

True innovation comes from people. Humans have an endless ability to imagine, create, invent & innovate, however not many people have the competence, confidence & capacity to do this. By opening people up to their potential we can enable individuals, teams & businesses to innovate.

Solving organisational innovation problems
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One of the most challenging and thrilling aspects of reinvention, transformation and business game shifting is the opportunity it creates for continuous deep learning and change led organisational innovation. This in itself, often creates problems for some people, because it...
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Birth of the agility shifter
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A recent article “The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress” in McKinsey Quarterly, states that “Corporate leaders today need to rethink where and how they compete and must cooperate in the crafting of a new societal deal that...
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Developing learning agility
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When I relocated to Israel, in pursuit of a more meaningful life, I quickly discovered that I would be unable to find high-value work in my culture consulting, top team and leadership development areas of expertise. As a result of...
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Innovation consulting to drive speed and agility
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Almost thirty years ago, I took the entrepreneurial leap and initiated a design management consultancy to serve and add value to the Australian fashion and lifestyle industries. In those days, the focus was on stabilizing innovation entrepreneurial businesses through conventional...
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What is agile decision making?
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I was at a committee meeting recently, where one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision-making - the 80:20 rule”. When I inquired as to what “agile decision-making” might mean, I was informed that it meant...
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What is driving innovation in Financial Technology?
Despite the banks (or perhaps, because of them) FinTech (financial technology) is on the rise in Australia. After all, more than half of Australian SMEs have a loan facility of some description, and only 30% are completely debt-free. It’s easy...
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Delivering a great customer experience
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I recently attended a fantastic business lunch presentation by John Stewart, who formed and leads Cisco's Security and Trust Organization. He captivated the audience with this disruptive question; Are you ready for a new world where the convergence of mobility,...
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Making Sense of Enterprise Innovation
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One of the greatest challenges in designing client solutions within the innovation jigsaw puzzle is about making sense of enterprise innovation in their organizational context. To create the coherence within the diversity and complexity of abstract terminologies and processes that...
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The 7 myths in developing an innovation culture
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As more organizations seek to embrace innovation as a lever for business growth and transformation, we have noticed that some organizations still haven't managed to create a common understanding of what innovation really means. As well as the possibilities innovation...
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Top 8 reasons – importance of innovation to your business today
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Change is accelerating so quickly, it is making innovation an urgent strategic and systemic necessity.  It is the key competitive lever left to ensure both organisational survival and sustainability. Living now in the Disruption, Digitization and  Connection Ages, our attention...
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